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HearYa.com Unofficial Day Party
Friday 3/19 noon – 6pm | FREE to public!
Beauty Bar (@ the outside stage)
617 East 7th Street
Deep Dark Woods
The Mother Hips
The Low Anthem
Ben Nichols (of Lucero)
Murder By Death
The Low Anthem being added makes me super excited. Attack Attack being added makes me giggle, knowing that there will be so many bloggers at that show giggling away.
Aa (Brooklyn NY)
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO (Osaka JAPAN)
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And So I Watch You From Afar (Belfast IRELAND)
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Art vs Science (Surry Hills NSW)
A Shoreline Dream (Denver CO)
*Astra (El Cajon CA)
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Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea (Asbury Park NJ)
*Attack Attack! (Columbus OH)
Autumn Owls (Dublin IRELAND)
*AV Okubo (Wuhan CHINA)
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Bare Wires (Oakland CA)
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Julian Berntzen (Bergen NORWAY)
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The Black (Austin TX)
*The Black & White Years (Austin TX)
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Dan Black (Paris FRANCE)
*Black Feelings (Outremont QC)
*Blacklisted Individuals (Austin TX)
*Black Spiders (London UK-ENGLAND)
Black Tide (Miami FL)
Bliss N Eso (Albert Park VIC)
*The Blow Waves (Melbourne VIC)
*Blue Roses (London UK-ENGLAND)
This song is from The Low Anthem‘s first album, What The Crow Brings. The first time I heard this song palyed live, it cemented The Low Anthem as one of my favorite new bands. This video captures some of the magic.
Sometime earlier this spring while we were standing around the Newport waiting for the Heartless Bastards to do their thing, conversation turned to debriefing on favorites from the recently-concluded SXSW festival. Shane mentioned Theodore. He was right. Duffy kinda couldn’t shut up about this band The Low Anthem that he’d seen like 80 times down there. And man, he was way right too. It’s coincidence that the two recommendations are similar in texture and tone, but after grabbing their two most recent albums I really gravitated to the beautiful Low Anthem recordings. They’ve continued to be staples in my stereo since, so I’m excited about their stop in Columbus on Friday at The Summit in support of a new record. Jeff Prystowsky from the band was nice enough to talk to for a bit and tell me a little about their story and recent doings, so more of both my thoughts and his after the jump.
Glad this isn’t an April Fool’s joke! Nonesuch Records has signed The Low Anthem and will be re-releasing their latest album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. One of my favorite new bands on one of my favorite labels! Super cool. You may remember that I really fell in love with The Low Anthem at SXSW.
MP3: To Ohio
Started the day off at the Pitchfork party. Caught Girls (ok), and then it was onto Little Boots. Her set had a lot of energy, was a ton of fun, and if my schedule permits I’d even try to see her again today. Think Annie meets Lykke Li.
It was then onto The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. This was their 7th show in 3 days during SXSW, but they played it as if they were fresh as daisies. Believe the hype on them.
After that it was off to the music blogger hosted event, Hot Freaks. Caught some of Port O’Brien and The Thermals until it was time for the epic set by The Hold Steady, the band in which I stole a lyric from to name this year’s donewaiting.com SXSW coverage.
Okay, now the thing I’ve noticed at previous Hold Steady shows is there’s usually 20 fans that are a little more excited than the rest of the crowd. Granted, everyone in the crowd is excited, but these are super fans. So when you’re at SXSW, a festival that is drawing people from all over the world, when you see The Hold Steady you have a crowd made up of those 20 fans from everywhere. The energy was amazing. There was so much joy in that tent while the band played (close to 20 songs), it gave me chills.
The Hold Steady photo stolen from chromewaves
I went back to the Central Presbyterian Church in the evening and caught Fanfarlo. The band didn’t catch my interest in the beginning of their set, but by the end I was warming up to them. I saw them sell a ton of CDs after their set, so they’re definitely doing something right.
Now it’s time to talk about The Low Anthem. One of the greatest things about SXSW is seeing a band you know nothing about and falling in love with them. This year, The Low Anthem is that band for me. The band is made up of three people who were all amazing multi-instrumentalists, switching instruments constantly during their set. And man can they sing too. A lot of their songs have a noir-y fold sound to them, but there was at least 2 songs where they busted out some real soulful music, too. Check out their website to stream some of their music to hear what I’m talking about. As soon as I get home I’m ordering all their stuff.
Closed down the evening watching the Eugene Mirman and John Wesley Harding Cabinet of Wonders show. This event featured Eugene and John performing with special guests in between. Alina Simone, Todd Barry and Sally Crewe were a few of them that played early on the set. At that point of the evening the music from the venues surrounding them sort of bled into what they were doing so it was a little difficult to follow, but if the tour comes through your area I would definitely check it out.